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Aurora Cannabis targets European expansion with acquisition in Portugal

Edmonton, Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis advanced its strategy to attain “early mover advantage” in countries with nascent medical marijuana markets with an agreement to acquire a majority interest in a Portuguese license applicant. Under the terms of the agreement, Aurora will acquire a 51% ownership stake in Gaia Pharm – based in Funchal – to establish […]

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Retired NFL star Calvin Johnson gets initial OK for MI medical cannabis permit

Calvin Johnson, a former standout receiver with the Detroit Lions, has received preliminary approval for a Michigan medical marijuana license to operate a dispensary. Johnson and his wife, Brittney, were granted prequalification status by Michigan’s medical marijuana licensing board on a 4-0 vote Thursday, the Detroit Free Press reported. Johnson and his business partner, former Lions and […]

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North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary set to open

The first medical marijuana dispensary in North Dakota is scheduled to open next week in Fargo. The Botanist will open in the state’s largest city on Feb. 28, according to the North Dakota health department. The dispensary’s parent company is Acreage Holdings, a multistate cannabis operator based in New York. The Botanist, which was awarded […]

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Wisconsin gov to propose legalizing medical marijuana in first budget

New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Monday his first budget will include proposals to legalize medical cannabis and align the state’s laws on cannabidiol with federal standards, a move that potentially could open business opportunities for marijuana entrepreneurs. Under the governor’s plan, a physician or a practitioner under the direction of a physician would be allowed to recommend […]

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